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Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund (UISF) of Lake Placid

Grants to New York Youth and Nonprofits for Youth
Sports Participation in the Lake Placid and Olympic Region

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Adirondack Foundation, Henry Uihlein II and Mildred A. Uihlein Foundation, and World Triathlon Corporation

Deadline Date:

08/06/18 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $250 to $2,500 to New York youth athletes (age 15 and older) and youth sports nonprofits in the Lake Placid and Olympic region to promote sports participation. The purpose of this program is to enable young athletes achieve their sports aspirations, and to support the nonprofits that promote and foster life-long sports participation and healthy lifestyles for local youth.

The Fund is focused on supporting local individual athletes that struggle to stay competitive in their sport due to financial constraints. The Fund is also looking for organizations that introduce the next generation to competitive sports and healthy lifestyles and benefits the local community. Scholarships, travel, equipment, and program support can be funded.

The fund focuses on the greater Tri-Lakes region and has two main goals for supporting athletes:

-Provide necessary support to local nonprofit organizations that promote athleticism and engage area youth in traditional summer and winter sports, thus fostering the next generation of competitive athletes.

-Provide financial support for competitive, local, young athletes with strong regional, national and international promise in traditional winter and summer sports.

The UISF Committee places greater emphasis on holistically improving programs that aim to lift up athletes. Individual awards are given to athletes who demonstrate significant promise on the national and international stage, and who face substantial economic hurdles.

Helpful Hints for Individual applicants:

-Preference will be given to applicants with a strong performance history in their sport and those on track to regional, national, or international levels of competition.

-Equipment purchase needs will be weighed on a case by case basis. There must be a compelling financial need, and the applicant must demonstrate strong reasoning why this equipment is vital to your performance in the sport.

-Applicants in programs that are additionally supported by their school programs will be considered on a case by case basis.

-Applicants demonstrating high levels of community service will be given greater priority.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181513

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards will range from $250 to $2,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:

-Any individual young athlete from the Lake Placid/Olympic region needing support to continue participation in national and international traditional summer or winter sports.

-Any nonprofit sports organization in the Lake Placid/Olympic region that wants to expose young local athletes to competitive traditional summer or winter sports.

*Athletes that have moved to Lake Placid to train will have to prove full time residency for at least 3 years. Part-time OTC residents are not eligible to apply. Call Adirondack Foundation for clarification.

No one 14 yrs or under will be considered. (In other words, candidates must be 15 at the time of application. There are no exceptions.)

NOTE: If you or your organization received a grant in 2017, you will be eligible to apply only if you submitted a 2017 grantee report and fulfilled terms of the grant.

Requests for tuition assistance are not supported.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted by the 5 p.m. August 6, 2018, deadline.

To submit an application to the Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund, use the link below in Contact Information.

Athletes must complete these applications themselves. Some parental assistance is OK with financial information, but answers must be in applicant's own words.

Individuals need to complete IRS Form W-9 and return it to Adirondack Foundation if receiving a grant for more than $600.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Andrea Grout, Program Officer

Adirondack Foundation
PO Box 288
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Fax: 518-523-9905

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Lake Placid/Olympic Region